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April 30, 2020 | Daily News

CMS’ wide-ranging interim final rule out Thursday (April 30) delays until Aug. 26 a Trump administration requirement that plans separately bill enrollees for the portion of premiums attributable to non-Hyde abortion services.

April 30, 2020 | Daily News

A federal appeals court should revive a controversial overpayment rule in Medicare Advantage because, without the rule in place, CMS has limited ability to stop MA plans from engaging in one-sided medical reviews that artificially inflate their payments, the agency says in a recent legal brief.

April 29, 2020 | Daily News

Watchdog groups say the White House’s new executive order that invokes the Defense Production Act to keep meat processing plants open during the COVID-19 public health emergency prioritizes corporations over employee safety and effectively takes away the ability for workers to sue if they contract the disease at work.

April 27, 2020 | Daily News

The government must pay insurers money owned under the Affordable Care Act’s risk corridor program, the Supreme Court ruled Monday (April 27), which could lead to issuers getting about $12 billion.

April 27, 2020 | Daily News

The Supreme Court will not suspend the so-called public charge rule during the coronavirus pandemic, but it left open the possibility for opponents of the rule to ask lower-court judges to temporarily halt the rule.

April 24, 2020 | Daily News

A federal district court on Thursday (April 23) granted FDA’s request to give tobacco companies until Sept. 9 to file premarket tobacco applications for e-cigarettes, cigars and other new tobacco products.

April 23, 2020 | Daily News

The hospital lobby and CMS will face off next month in the first court battle over the agency’s price transparency rule -- but both sides will make their arguments virtually during a hearing conducted via videoconference.

April 23, 2020 | Daily News

HHS’ latest advisory opinion, which describes when health care companies and providers involved in COVID-19 response efforts are protected from liability lawsuits, takes a broad view of immunity from loss claims.

April 21, 2020 | Daily News

The Trump administration told the Supreme Court on Monday (April 20) that the so-called public charge rule should remain in effect during the coronavirus pandemic, despite concerns of some state and local officials who say the rule is deterring immigrants from getting tested or treated for the virus.

April 17, 2020 | Daily News

A U.S. district judge in Washington state last week tossed out CMS’ so-called “double-billing” provision that requires insurers separately bill consumers for the portion of a premium that covers abortion services not allowed under the Hyde amendment.

April 16, 2020 | Daily News

The Supreme Court case on the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate will be argued via teleconference on May 6, the court announced.

April 14, 2020 | Daily News

Three states asked the Supreme Court on Monday (April 13) to temporarily halt the Trump administration’s enforcement of the so-called public charge rule, which penalizes legal immigrants who use Medicaid or other public benefits.

April 13, 2020 | Daily News

The latest battle over the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate will be argued at the Supreme Court next month via teleconference, with a live audio feed available to the public -- an unprecedented move for the nation’s highest court as it adapts to social-distancing requirements during the coronavirus pandemic.

April 13, 2020 | Daily News

A group of children’s hospitals is asking the Supreme Court to strike down a 2017 Medicaid rule that severely reduced the amount of Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital payments the children's hospitals are eligible to receive.

April 10, 2020 | Daily News

A federal judge on Friday (April 10) threw out part of a lawsuit alleging that President Donald Trump and his top health officials violated the Constitution by enacting policies that undermine the Affordable Care Act.

April 08, 2020 | Daily News

Two lawsuits challenging Medicaid work requirements and other coverage restrictions in Indiana and Michigan are on hold during the coronavirus emergency.

April 07, 2020 | Daily News

Democratic attorneys general are asking HHS to put a new rule that requires plans to bill non-Hyde abortion services separately on ice while stakeholders deal with the ongoing pandemic.

April 03, 2020 | Daily News

The Supreme Court Friday (April 3) agreed to an extended briefing schedule in the high-profile lawsuit over the Affordable Care Act, now known as California v. Texas, in a move the Democratic AGs say could lead to oral arguments in October.

April 03, 2020 | Daily News

The Supreme Court on Friday (April 3) postponed oral arguments in two major health care cases, one involving states’ attempts to regulate pharmacy benefit managers and the other involving the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate.

April 01, 2020 | Daily News

Anthem Inc. fraudulently overcharged CMS by millions of dollars in Medicare Advantage payments by failing to correct inaccurate diagnosis data, federal prosecutors allege in a lawsuit against the company.